Our Service

If 20 or more redundancies are proposed in a business, or if there is going to be a sale of a business or outsourcing of a service, stringent obligations apply to an employer to tell employees about the plans and to consult.  There are also significant financial penalties for non-compliance.

This is known as collective consultation and we are experts at advising on collective consultation obligations and when these obligations have not been met.

We are able to advise employee representatives and groups of employees in relation to the requirements and practicalities of information and consultation exercises, with a view to equipping employees and their representatives to achieve the best outcome.

Our Employment lawyers are also able to advise on cases in the Employment Tribunal where there has been an employer failure to comply with obligations to inform and consult in connection with collective redundancies and TUPE.

Another area where we can help is with collective labour issues, particularly group grievances or group disputes.

Our Experience

  • Training employee representatives so they could represent a large workforce facing significant numbers of redundancies in an education organisation;
  • Acting for a group of part-time cabin crew employees in a claim of indirect sex discrimination;
  • Acting for a group of over 40 employees in complex proceedings for unpaid wages, notice monies, unfair dismissal and protective awards for failure to consult (over a period of 4 years) arising out of a business transfer following insolvency;
  • Acting in a multi-party Tribunal claim involving three individuals claiming they were protected by TUPE and that there had been a failure to consult;
  • Representing a group of airline employees in a collective grievance following a transfer of employment;
  • Acting for various clients (including an airline and a retail client) in relation to claims in connection with TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006).

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Our Approach

Our specialist team of employment solicitors is described in the independent Legal 500 directory as “excellent”.  In addition, both Partners in our team are recommended by the Legal 500.  Therefore, you can be reassured that you will deal with some of the best employment solicitors in the country.

We are determined and robust on your behalf, but also easy to deal with and clear in our advice.  We will fight your corner but understand that a common sense approach is often required in order to find solutions that work for you in the context of your professional and personal circumstances.

In particular, we offer:

  • Clear and straightforward advice.
  • Cost-effective support and certainty on costs where you need it.
  • Extensive experience of advising senior executives, directors, partners and others with complex employment concerns, including discrimination issues and group claims.
  • A credible team that is used to dealing with and acting against large employers and law firms on behalf of our clients.

Our Approach to Costs

We know that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients. As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We then provide costs updates on a regular basis.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Joanne Evans

Joanne Evans

Jo is a Partner and Head of our Employment department.

Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson

Jo is a Partner in both our Employment and Compliance departments.

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Helen Littlewood

Helen Littlewood

Helen is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

David Jones

David Jones

David is a solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department

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